Personalise your engagement ring

Personalise your engagement ring

Personalise your own engagement ring

Looking to make your engagement ring extra special? Why not contribute to making the ring!

Give your engagement ring a personal touch by starting the process of making your own engagement ring.

What is involved in the process of hand making an engagement ring?

The process starts with a single 6mm square bar of metal and is reduced in rolling mills to a desired thickness. Under the guidance of our jewellers, roll down your own gold to the required thickness of your custom designed engagement ring and anneal the metal (the next process to increase malleability).

Here is one of our recent clients rolling down the metal to the desired thickness to be used in his custom designed piece. A personal touch to make that moment even more special.

Call and make an appointment 03 9650 3830 or email us  info@abrecht.com.au and start making yours today.

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Come follow us for updates on whats happening in our workshop. This includes the newest hand made items from our workshop, before and after repairs and client designs from start to finish.

Follow the creativity of our talented jewellers here or make an appointment to design your own 03 96503830. info@abrecht.com.au

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Want to create your own individual piece of jewellery? Contact us today to design the piece of your dreams. Call us today 03 9650 3830 or email us for an appointment. info@abrecht.com.au

 

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Emerald is the birthstone for May and is part of the Beryl mineral family. This also includes morganite, aquamarine and heliodor (golden beryl) as well as others. The colour of emerald is due to trace elements of chromium and vanadium.

Emerald rings are a little more unique than diamond rings, and it takes a special person to wear them as they are also not quite as hard as a diamond (as diamonds are the hardest gemstone).

Custom made emerald and diamond rings

These rings were custom pieces, handmade and designed in collaboration with our lovely clients. The pear shaped emerald and diamond ring was specially created as an engagement ring. The halo emerald and diamond ring was a masterpiece by our in house designer Greg who was inspired to create something that would make people green with envy.

Get your own customised ring

Click on the images to see the details and specifications of each ring. Or, call us on (03) 9650 3830 to schedule a free consultation and get the design of your dreams.

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Popping the question to your special someone is always an exciting (and nerve-wracking) moment, but it can be so much easier if you know you’ve found the perfect engagement ring. If a trip to the jewellers on your own or with your significant other seems daunting, here’s a quick roundup of some of the best and most popular engagement ring styles. You’re sure to find something that appeals to you both.

1. The Classic Solitaire

A ring as timeless as your relationship, you can’t go wrong with a solitaire engagement ring. A beautifully cut diamond takes centre stage in this engagement ring style, a ring that’s as precious as the person who wears it. Said to have been around since the 1800s, this is one design that hasn’t changed much through the years – and with good reason. Elegant, graceful, and oh-so-beautiful, a solitaire engagement ring has ‘tasteful’ written all over it.

2. An Infinity Ring

As the name suggests, the infinity engagement ring style adds another dimension to the design with the inclusion of a stylised infinity symbol. A lovely way to let your significant other know that you are in this together, forever. The gentle curves of the infinity symbol lend themselves to being inlaid with diamonds or for the use of different shades of gold to make something that’s truly unique.

3. Princess Cut Engagement Ring

The princess cut diamond sits beautifully on an engagement ring that’s both classic and modern. The contemporary style of the cut makes it an updated style to wear, while the brilliance is as evident as in a more traditional round cut stone. You might even trade in the classic diamond for a stone of your choice. The deep blue of a sapphire, fiery red of a ruby, or the endlessly rich green of an emerald perhaps?

4. Vintage Cushion Cut Engagement Ring

Many people love a style that stands the test of time – and for some, a vintage engagement ring design can be the epitome of everything great about an engagement ring. The cushion cut allows a stone to show off its every facet, catching the light and creating a luminous announcement to the world that you’re now officially engaged!

5. A Halo Setting

If you can’t choose between the shimmer that little stones bring and the brilliance of a large centre stone, the halo ring setting is ideal for you. Popular with couples who love a little extra sparkle in their lives, the halo style engagement ring has one centre stone surrounded by a number of smaller celebratory stones.

Visit us to pick out an Engagement Ring

At Abrecht Bird Jewellers we’ve helped so many discerning couples like you make and design an engagement ring. With a host of options, both classic and contemporary, you’re sure to find one that sings to you and fits perfectly into your love story. If you’re unsure about which one to choose, we’ll help make things easier for you by showing you some of our specially curated options and answering your questions on everything from stone choices to our best-sellers.

To book your appointment consultation with Abrecht Bird please phone us today on 9650 3830

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Why Should You Invest in a Quality Engagement Ring?

When you have found the love of your life, the sky is the limit as far as your happiness is concerned.  As it is with every couple, you would want to make your engagement memorable and special with the perfect engagement ring.  Whether you go for gold or diamonds, investing in a quality engagement ring is important in the long run.

Signs of poor quality

The most popular engagement ring metals are yellow, white or rose gold and platinum. While white gold and platinum look similar, platinum is much more durable. Whatever metal you chose to wear for the rest of your life should be made with the utmost attention to detail. Diamonds should be perfect in terms of cut, colour and clarity while being evenly set. Mass produced or cast rings often can be cheaper but are of lower quality.

Poor casting, porosity, uneven cuts and hollowed foundations are the hallmarks of poor-quality engagement rings. These rings are cheaper but break down over a period of time, which means higher costs of repair. They are light in weight, thus saving money – to begin with.

Examining how the diamonds are set in a channel set engagement ring is important to understand the quality of work. A channel set ring has diamond accents which are placed in the “channel” that is formed by the precious metal’s strips. Grooves on the metal walls are meant to hold these diamonds securely. Small gaps or unevenly set stones may result in them falling out altogether or extensive chipping.

The other aspects to look for are porosity and rough spots on the metal. Porosity refers to tiny holes on the surface of the metal. These holes can cause breakdown of the metal over time while rough spots can mean the ring can attract dirt or chemicals.

Poor quality engagement rings can feature little bubbles that make the metal brittle and weak. Improper alloy mixing, over or under “cooking” and poor casting can cause porosity.

When you are looking for top quality jewellery that is blemish-free, evenly set and long-lasting, Abrecht Bird Jewellers is the most obvious choice.

A stunning array of jewels

 When you walk into our stunning showroom, you are sure to be mesmerised by the array of dazzling top-quality engagement rings. Browse our catalogues to see some of our inspired bespoke creations or sit down for a free consultation with our custom jewellery design experts.From handmade Australian gemstone bracelets to uniquely designed coloured stone or diamond engagement rings, we have the jewellery for every occasion.

Our master designers present hand-drawn designs based on your expectations which can be modified as you wish. The end result is always a stunning masterpiece that is sure to delight you.

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At Abrecht Bird Jewellers, we have the ideal solution for swollen knuckles in the form of hinged rings.

Contact us today or visit our showroom to get the engagement ring of your dreams!

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​Greg began his apprenticeship in 1970, trained in the highly respected workshop of LW Designers under the keen eye of Master Jewellers, Kurt Lenk and Herbert Wiesboech. This was a period when the Melbourne jewellery industry was flourishing and Greg was fortunate to have the opportunity to learn a wide range of hand-making skills and manufacturing techniques.

It quickly became apparent to those who mixed with Greg in these formative years that here was a rare talent, eager to learn but also to think though processes and experiment with design. A shrewd observer, David Bird, was amongst those who became one of Greg’s major customers, opening up a market for his earliest designs on diamond and coloured stone rings to retail jewellers around Australia.

After some years running his own manufacturing retail businesses in Bentleigh and Mornington, Greg travelled to Queensland where he established and ran a large jewellery manufacturing facility in the rich gemstone area of Emerald in central Queensland.

Even at this distance, contact remained with the Bird business as Greg continued to produce jewellery for distribution to the Australian retail sector.

For family reasons Greg returned to Melbourne in 1988 and was eagerly recruited by highly respected jewellers, Precious Metals, and later, Makers Mark, where he established the workshop in the Collins street gallery. As evidence of how frequently paths cross in our industry, Greg for some time ran the jewellery workshop of Fred Robert Abrecht.

Greg has added to his hand-skills by enthusiastically studying all aspects of our industry, he is fascinated by gemstones and holds diplomas in both gemmology and diamond technology and is a qualified jewellery valuer.

Greg’s unique talent will gain wide recognition in years to come and many clients will proudly declare that their individual design bears his distinct makers mark as seen below.

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